A federal bill two years in the making, the 21st Century Cures Act, was signed into law Dec. 13 by President Obama. U.S. Pain Foundation stood with more than 15 other organizations—including the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Global Genes, and the Genetic Alliance—to support the act. The $6 billion law will expand funding for medical research, invest in mental health resources and combat the opioid drug epidemic.

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